Hate Valentine’s Day? Come join M. Jane Colette and the YYC Queer Writers as they launch their new collaborative project,
Screw Chocolate—a collection of queer valentines to help you through February 14:
Monday, February 12
7 – 8:30 pm
Owl’s Nest Books
815a 49 Ave SW
Roses, cupid’s arrows, chocolate—chocolate? Screw chocolate! Queer up Valentine’s Day instead with these hilarious, heartbreaking (yes, sometimes deliciously filthy) valentines by Calgary authors who have a fresh, occasionally revolutionary (always, insightful) take on love.
Featuring fiction (or is it?), poetry, and non-fiction (or is it?) from Beatrice Aucoin, Dallas Barnes, L. Sara Bysterveld, Lotis Cervantes, M. Jane Colette/Marzena Czarnecka, Callan Field, Elisa Kae, Tanysia Komers, H. P. Longstocking, Tet Millare, Brooke Nicholas, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Nola Sarina, Dana Stan, T, Mel Vee, Ann Zee, and PW Zellie, and photography from Jennifer Weihmann (Volume 1) and Leslie Pringle (Volume 2).
For more information:
Screw Chocolate Launch: the ultimate un-Valentine’s Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980462155542981/
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00pm 8:30pm
Owl’s Nest Book Store, 815A 49th Avenue SW Calgary
*Romance and erotica as an antidote to cyber-porn. An evening of discussion.*
Do you read romance novels apologetically, under the covers—secretly on your e-reader, so no one catches you at your guilty pleasure? Stop. And join M. Jane Colette <http://mjanecolette.com>, author of the steamy erotic romance *Tell Me*
https://www.amazon.ca/Tell-Me-M-Jane-Colette/dp/0008162786/ and the non-fiction essay collection on language and writing *CUNT versus PUSSY* https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/cunt-versus-pussy, Alyssa Linn Palmer, author of noir romance and gay and lesbian fiction such as award-winning Midnight at the Orpheus https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/midnight-at-the-orpheus-by-alyssa-linn-palmer-760-b, and members of the Calgary chapter of the Romance Writers of America https://www.calgaryrwa.com/ in a spirited discussion of why reading (and writing ) romance and erotica is important in an age of plentiful porn. We promise, you’ll never look at ‘bodice rippers’ the same way again—and you might be inspired to start writing one of your own. https://mjanecolette.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/midnight-at-the-orpheus.jpg
Midnight At the Orpheus is Alyssa Linn Palmer’s award-winning book featuring featuring Chicago gangsters and molls engaged in the sexiest and most complicated passion triangle, with a hot and sensitive MM love affair among the background subplots.
RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Contact@owlsnestbooks.com or (403) 287-9557 to reserve your spot… or show up at the last minute.
So… we’re having this KILLER PARTY
You are invited to Calgary’s steamiest book launch party, to celebrate the
Canadian print release of *Tell Me*—a beyond-steamy erotic romance set in
Calgary, published by HarperCollins UK.
Tuesday, December 6th
7 to 9 p.m.
at GRAVITY POPE
1126 17 Ave SW, Calgary
There will be discounts on fab shoes and other merchandise if you buy
a book. Because Christmas is a-coming and Gravity Pope is an AWESOME event
host/sponsor. And there really will be burlesque dancers, tarot card readings and
luscious desserts. It’s that kind of book, so it’s that kind of party.
For more details about the event, check out its FB Event Page at Tell Me:
Calgary’s Steamiest Book Launch
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1627790043917237/> or go to
About the book:
“The Story of O meets Jane Austen for the texting generation.”
“*Tell Me *really pushes at the boundaries of erotica.” “Sexy and messy and full of competing desires and passions. Just like life. Just like the best relationships.”
“The Thinking Woman’s Erotica”
*RSVP to TellMe@mjanecolette.com <TellMe@mjanecolette.com>*
Attention ARWA members! If you have an article or book launch you would like included in the Connections Newsletter, the deadline for content to be included in the third issue of winter is coming up on March 1st!
Have you launched a book or published a short story? Or did you write a great writing article on your blog that you want all ARWA members to see? Get pumped for the springtime writing and get your article published in Connections so we can all chat about it! Send it on over to evoday [at] outlook.com with “ARWA NEWSLETTER” in the headline!
We look forward to hearing from you!